Kiarri N. Kershaw

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Research Interests

I am a social epidemiologist, and my work focuses on understanding the contributions of the social environment to cardiovascular health and health disparities. I have done a lot of research to date using secondary data to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of racial/ethnic residential segregation with obesity and cardiovascular disease. More recently I have begun to explore the health impacts of two strategies for addressing the negative impact of segregation on health: 1) providing individuals with opportunities to move to neighborhoods with more health-promoting resources and 2) improving access to resources in segregated neighborhoods. My research investigating the first strategy currently involves the examination of changes in segregation exposure and health within individuals over time using existing data sources. My research exploring the second strategy seeks to use primary data collection and simulation modeling to understand whether and how modifying the food environment influences eating behaviors and obesity.

Training Experience

2012Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Michigan

… → 2010

MPH, University of Michigan

… → 2006

MS, University of Michigan

… → 2004

Research interests

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities

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  • Research Output

  • Association of Childhood Psychosocial Environment With 30-Year Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Mortality in Middle Age

    Pierce, J. B., Kershaw, K. N., Kiefe, C. I., Jacobs, D. R., Sidney, S., Merkin, S. S. & Feinglass, J., May 5 2020, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 9, 9, p. e015326

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    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Association of Racial Residential Segregation throughout Young Adulthood and Cognitive Performance in Middle-aged Participants in the CARDIA Study

    Caunca, M. R., Odden, M. C., Glymour, M. M., Elfassy, T., Kershaw, K. N., Sidney, S., Yaffe, K., Launer, L. & Zeki Al Hazzouri, A., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA Neurology.

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  • Disparities Research, Disparities Researchers, and Health Equity

    Carnethon, M. R., Kershaw, K. N. & Kandula, N. R., Jan 21 2020, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 323, 3, p. 211-212 2 p.

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    Open Access
    1 Scopus citations

    Racial Differences in the Associations Between Food Insecurity and Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study

    Pool, L. R., Kershaw, K. N., Gordon-Larsen, P., Gutiérrez, O. M., Reis, J. P., Isakova, T., Wolf, M. S. & Carnethon, M. R., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Renal Nutrition.

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